Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. Image shows a Barbie doll's lower half wearing a hand-made skirt with colorful flowers all over the fabric. The skirt is trimmed in lace and appears to have a gathered waist. The overlay says, "Easy Sew Skirt" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com (where you can find the pattern and tutorial to use for making this easy DIY Barbie skirt).

Barbie #dolls skirt #sewing project for #holiday gift-giving (EASY!) w/FREE #patterns @ ChellyWood.com

Do you know a little girl between the ages of three and ten years old? Most girls that age LOVE to play with Barbie dolls. If you want an easy-to-sew holiday gift for little girls, consider making them half a dozen Barbie skirts and tops, using a variety of fabrics. In just an hour or…

The image shows a green piece of felt with a Dritz snap on it. The snap is being sewn on using a needle and thread. A person's thumbnail is included in the picture to demonstrate the tiny size of the snap. The overlay says, "How to Sew Snaps on Doll Clothes" and offers the URL ChellyWood.com where one can find this and many other free youtube tutorials on the topic of sewing doll clothes (including a number of tips and trips). ChellyWood.com is a website that offers free printable sewing patterns for doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes.

How to #Sew #Dritz Snaps on #Dolls’ Clothes @ ChellyWood.com

In early 2015, I made a video called “How to Sew Snaps on Fabric” which was very brief and extremely basic. However, it lacked some of the details that help you understand the differences between each snap and how to align your snaps neatly. This newer video offers all those details. Granted, it’s a longer…

The image shows Kaya, the 18-inch American Girl doll wearing a handmade felt shirt. The overlay on this youtube header says "easy felt shirt" and offers the free printable doll clothes sewing pattern website ChellyWood.com as the URL for finding this youtube tutorial video. The website offers lots of free patterns for 18 inch doll clothes.

Today we’re #sewing a #felt shirt for #18inchDolls w/free pattern @ ChellyWood.com

Here we have the tutorial video showing how to sew a very basic felt shirt for 18 inch dolls (46 cm dolls) like American Girl dolls and Madame Alexander dolls. Yesterday I posted the free pattern that accompanies this video, but for your convenience, I’m re-posting it right here: Free printable sewing pattern for basic…

The image shows Mattel's 28-inch Barbie Best Fashion Friend from Just Play wearing a hand-made felt shirt using the free printable easy-to-sew shirt pattern downloaded and printed at chellywood.com the website for free doll clothes patterns to fit dolls of many shapes and sizes. This image links to the youtube tutorial video showing how to sew this easy sewing project for beginners, using the free pattern for this felt top sleeveless shirt that fits 28 inch dolls such as Mattels 28" barbie dolls.

Super easy #felt shirt #DIY for 28-inch #tall #dolls

Today’s tutorial video shows you how to make the very simple felt shirt that I gave you the pattern for yesterday. Just in case you missed that post, click here to download that FREE pattern once again. This felt shirt is designed to fit 28-inch dolls like Mattel’s Barbie “Best Fashion Friend” from Just Play.…

This image shows a spool of thread with a needle stuck in it. The overlay says, "How to knot when sewing" and the background shows silver swirls with pink flowers and tan leaves. This is the header for a video tutorial showing people how to make a knot with a needle and thread when you're sewing by hand or doing embroidery. This tutorial video can be found at ChellyWood.com.

How to Tie a Knot Using a Needle and Thread @ ChellyWood.com #crafts #diy #Embroidery

When it comes to sewing by hand and doing hand embroidery, tying knots is essential stuff! Usually, though, when I’m doing embroidery, I don’t dip the needle into the fabric like it shows in the video; instead, I dip the needle into a stitch that’s on the underside of the design… then I make my…

Image of Curvy Barbie with her back to the camera. The crop top she wears has cloth-covered buttons in back with embroidery floss loops to fasten the buttons shut. Overlay says, "Chelly Wood dot com: free, printable sewing patterns and tutorials for dolls of many shapes and sizes"

Where to Buy Buttons, Zippers, and Buckles for #Dolls, #Crafts, and #Sewing

On my “Submit a Question” page, I often hear the question, “Where can I buy tiny buttons for my doll clothes?” From time to time, people also ask me for advice on zippers and buckles. I use Etsy for tiny doll buttons, tiny zippers, and similar sewing notions, but I generally buy my tiny snaps…

The image shows an enlarged whip stitch along the edge of a felt swatch which has been whip stitched onto cotton fabric. The whipstitch pattern is at a slight angle, and it uses red yarn to connect the two swatches (the cotton and the felt) to one another. Overlay states, "Whip Stitch" as this is the YouTube header for a tutorial video showing how to make a whip stitch using embroidery floss. This tutorial shows the stitching-by-hand method. It also tells the name of the blog where this instructional youtube whip stitch tutorial video can be found: ChellyWood.com.

New Whip Stitch #Tutorial for Hand #Sewing and #Embroidery @ ChellyWood.com

In today’s tutorial, I’ve mentioned a lighthouse pincushion. That free pattern is not yet available, but once I get the necessary stitchery tutorials completed, I’ll post that free pattern as well. My goal is to have the pattern for the pincushion posted well before Christmas, so you could make this pincushion and give it away…